Lectures/Classes

The Tone of Beautiful Japan – Kotsuzumi Drum Experience Course (6 lessons)

2010.04.13 (Tue)   Place: Chuo Kominkan Citizen’s Hall (Atago, Morioka)

A course where you can experience the fascinating kotsuzumi drum up close.

Teacher: Masao Abe

Mr. Abe will talk about the kotsuzumi, explaining the basics of posture and the proper way to strike the drum. The drums used in the course have a well-worn drumhead skin that has been used for around 100-200 years, along with a body made from the wood of cherry blossom trees that has been handed down since the Edo period.

Songs: “Kurodabushi” (a Min’yo or folksong), “Sanosa” (a Hauta or short love song), and “Shojo” (a Nogaku or Noh play)

Dates: April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25, June 8 and 22 (Tuesday: 6 lessons in all)
Attendance Limit: 12 people (more than 3 people are needed to hold the course)
Fee: ¥6,000

While attending the course, please remove articles such as wristwatches and rings. Long fingernails may tear the skin of the drum so please trim them before participating.

Applications/Questions
Mr. Masao Abe TEL: 019-623-0809
(Mornings 7:00-10:00, Afternoons 17:00-20:00)